Monday, 19 January 2015
From DaveD - Sudan - Gordon Highlanders (216 Points)
Monday comes around quickly again, and here we have another of the larger infantry units for the Desert Column. This time the Gordon Highlanders, castings by Perry. I must say these were horrible to clean up, and I have continued finding little bits I missed almost all through painting , this really puts me off buying them. When other manufacturers can do it so well there really is no excuse. Anyway rant over! Having said that at least they redeem themselves as they do paint up nicely..
36 foot... With complicated kilts !
I am really going to have to do a red coated battalion for the collection, after all this was the campaign that the famous red tunic made its last appearance at the battle of Giniss.
The bit I really miss with the Sudan imperial forces is a large flag! Well maybe one unit might have snuck their standard on campaign in my little world. Red coated "Devils in Skirts" and a big flag flapping in the breeze what's not to like I ask you.
Just the one more infantry unit left out of the original target OOB to do. The Yorks and Lancs..they will be along shortly.
Ahh, these do look magnificent Dave! I love the Perry sculpts but I too am somewhat mystified as to why they have such messy castings. You would think that they would have access to the best facilities available. Hmm. Anyway, you've done a cracking job on these jocks. It is too bad about them not having banners - they're just crying out for some bravely flapping flags (I think it was the South Stafforshires that were the last regiment to carry its colours in this theatre? But I might be wrong on that). I'm adding some extra points for the tartans as I know they can be a real headache, especially in large units like this.
Wonderful stuff Dave!